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haematocrit
medical dictionary

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<haematology> The relative volume of blood occupied by erythrocytes. This gives an indication of dehydration, which will increase the haematocrit and dilution which will reduce it.

This represents the percentage of whole blood that is made up of cells and the remainder by plasma.

Abbreviation: hct

American spelling: hematocrit

(11 Feb 2009)